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Save Environment Craft with Kids

I spent time making this Save Environment Craft with my kid which was a great bonding activity while giving him education and importance of saving our mother earth.

Save Environment Craft
Save Environment Craft

Save the earth or save the nature is an important message to convey for kids. They learn such valuable lessons from their early stages of life if we teach them. At our home, I always try to reuse, recycle or re-purpose items before discarding. Once we made a recycle box to collect the recyclable materials. At that time kid was a toddler and he enjoyed the project with me. This was a good initiative to teach him about importance of recycling.

Save Environment Craft

Now he is a kindergartner and he learn similar topics in his preschool. For this December holiday his teacher asked to create few art crafts choosing 2 topics. One was jungle theme and we made a lion from empty juice carton. And below is how we made this earth friendly art craft.

If you look for arts and crafts for earth day or saving earth arts & crafts to make with kids, this will be a great idea.

How to make save environment art craft?

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Things needed:

Toilet paper roll or any cardboard roll

Glue

Card stock

A pair of scissors

How to make:

make save environment art craft
Kid engaged in making this art craft
We first covered the toilet roll with a used magazine paper

Cut a blue colour or relevant color paper to the size of paper roll. Glue on paper roll. Then Cover the paper roll with blue colour paper.

 Save Environment Craft with Kids
Save Environment Craft with Kids

Decorate it with Green or relevant colour to make it look like earth.

Cut few hearts from colour papers. Match the colours as you like. Make it beautiful by pasting small hearts in light colour papers.

Write earth friendly messages on these hearts. Some of the messages we wrote are as below which help the kid to understand the importance of saving earth.

  • Save water
  • Save electricity
  • Recycle
Save Environment Craft with Kids

There are many earth friendly messages that kids can use on this art craft.

Then, use a ribbon to paste the hearts. Attach all these messages to the earth we made using the toilet paper roll.

Finally we have an earth friendly craft made from items that are to throw away. Or we repurposed some of the items that are supposed to throw.

Skills to improve: scissor skills, awareness of importance of saving earth, recycle/reuse/re-purpose, concentration

Do you like such arts & crafts to do with your kids?

Paper Plate Toucan Craft with my Preschooler

I always love arts and crafts with my kid. We enjoy our time together in such activities when we don’t play outside or when we don’t read books together. Last week was preschool holiday for our kid. On his last day to school term, teacher gave a pack of crafty material to each child asking to make a bird.

The material pack included paper plates, bottle caps and papers to use for making a bird. It sounded interesting for us.

Anyway,before reading further,check our latest craft: weather wheel for preschoolers.

Paper Plate Toucan craft with my preschooler
Paper Plate Toucan

However we had a busy week last few days and it was the last minute that I came up with this idea of creating a toucan using paper plates. I found this idea while searching for paper plate crafts images on Google and loved the idea.(Actually my kid selected the toucan from the different paper plate bird crafts I showed to him)

So, here is how we made this paper plate bird.

Materials:

Paper Plate Toucan craft with my preschooler

Paper plates

Colouring pencils/crayon

Colour papers

Glue

Pair of scissors

How we made this Toucan paper plate craft:

Simply we placed the paper plates as in below picture. Cut plates into halves and shapes that make a toucan.

Paper Plate Toucan craft with my preschooler

I asked my kid to colour the plates. He used his own imaginations and coloured the plates.

Finally we used glue to stick the paper plates together.

Paper Plate Toucan craft with my preschooler
Paper Plate Toucan

Our toucan is live now! My kid loved it and he was happy to take it with him to preschool on the first day of new preschool term!

Check more crafts from the blog:

3 Fun Projects to do with a Preschooler

It is September school holidays in Singapore. Although it is a short holiday, keeping the kid busy without getting bored is not so easy. While I plan different activities to engage him during the day time, here are some of the ideas which we did before. These can be helpful for you if you look for activities to do with a preschooler. Even these activities are good for toddlers to keep them happy!

A Balloon drum

Fun Projects to do with a Preschooler

This is a noisy idea. But my kid loves to have a balloon drum whenever there is a burst balloon skin. To make this drum, you don’t need many skills. Just wrap the balloon skin over a cup or an empty tin using a rubber band. Your kid will have a new toy to enjoy at least for few hours!

Check the post about how to make this DIY Balloon Drum with a Balloon Skin

DIY Recycling bin

Fun Projects to do with a Preschooler

Recycling is a great cause to teach the kids from their younger age. By having a recycling bin at home, they will learn the value of recycling and treasure the earth. We made a recycling bin using an empty cardboard box. It was a lovely idea and my kid knows that we can recycle certain items.

Check how we made our DIY recycling bin

A cute party hat

Fun Projects to do with a Preschooler

Kids don’t want a special reason to party! I know that with experience of my kid. These days he loves pretend playing. So, a party hat is an easy way to help him to play with his toys creating a pretend party at home.

Check this easy DIY party hat. You will only need some colour papers and a band only!

Above are really simple and easy projects to do with a kid. I am sure you will have great time with your kid if you try these fun projects!

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